T-VIPS kit used for 3D transport at IAAF Worlds
T-VIPS’ TVG450 JPEG2000 Gateway solution was deployed by Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) and Korean Broadcast System (KBS) to provide the transport of 3D video from the IAAF World Athletic Championships at Daegu Stadium to the KBS media centre.
The T-VIPS kit was chosen after rigorous on-site 3D trials earlier this year. These trials pitted the T-VIPS JPEG2000 solution against uncompressed and MPEG-4 based contribution solutions, with the T-VIPS solution being selected due to its highly impressive left/right eye video synchronization, low latency, ease-of-use, high-quality and cost-efficiency.
“It’s exciting to be back in Korea, where our 3D journey started with the pioneering transport of live 3D video back in 2009,” said Johnny Dolvik, CEO, T-VIPS. “The fact that we had taken part in a 3-way competition, with uncompressed and MPEG-4 contribution systems, made it even more satisfying that ETRI and KBS chose our technology as the 3D transport solution for the 2011 World Athletic Championships. This is further validation of our belief that for live events, JPEG2000 is demonstrably the best transport solution for high-quality 3D video.”
“After rigorous testing, we chose the T-VIPS solution because it delivered the best viewing experience due to its combination of left/right eye synchronization, low-latency and high-quality” said Dr. Namho Hur, Managing Director, Dept. of Broadcasting Systems Research of ETRI. “It’s great that through the use of T-VIPS’ technology, we have been able to cost-effectively provide Korean viewers with a rewarding, 3D experience of the World Athletic Championships in Daegu.”